[quote=GregiBoy;1999778]Energy, that is not what I was saying…
If you set up the codecs correctly and the DVD is DD5.1 sound, you should get the same levels as if you played the original DVD.
But it depends onhow you set your PC up.
I actually run a Soundblaster card and output the sound via Toslink (Optical) to my amp and all works fine.From what I read in your post, you only had a basic card.
Is this correct?
I think the MP4 profile will only be stereo also, so you need to invest some time in getting it all sorted.[/quote] No sir… actually I have a 680i motherboard and run the sound straight off of it with no sound card. This is from the PC that I rip my dvd’s with. It’s my powerhouse PC. It’s got 4gigs of ram and an Intel 6850 CPU with 4 Raptor hdd’s and XP Pro SP2.
The PC I use as my HTPC has a sound blaster sound card and it’s hooked up via mini stereo cables to my surround sound processor. It really sounds great but optical would be better (like yours).
In any event, I thank you very much for your valuable time here. I truly do appreciate it.